Audio

Roland: sound and vision solutions at CES 2018

Roland: sound and vision solutions at CES 2018

Musicians can now create split screen performance videos of original music with the interesting 4XCAMERA, from Roland. The company also presented the R-07, for anyone who needs to capture…

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Although I have seen scattered pieces of the tools contained in Descript elsewhere (some of which I have reviewed before), Descript is the very first time I have seen an…

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Cleanfeed is an online service that uses the Opus audio códec and the Chrome browser to allow for ISDN quality with one or multiple co-hosts and interviews. Cleanfeed…

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

Frequent readers know I review lots of microphones and audio interfaces, among many other things. One of the fastest-growing segment is audio/video production with a smartphone or tablet…

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

The HandMic Digital from Sennheiser is the only dynamic mic I’ve encountered that ships with a Lightning cable, since the others I have used and reviewed have been electret…

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

After my review of the Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional dynamic microphone for ENG (electronic news gathering) in 2016, my friend Francisco Javier just had to have one. For informal, single…

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn of powered electret condenser microphones, there have been two very…

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape and dimensions, but not the sound. For vocal recording, many…

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

In this article, I’ll review the new <US$100 iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface, with preamp and A-to-D converter. If this sounds familiar, it…

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Back in 2014, I reviewed the original <US$130 iRig Mic HD handheld digital microphone, which IK Multimedia released at that time. With the included cables, it worked directly…

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

For many years, I have been reviewing several different types of microphones. However, this is the very first time I am focusing on the on-camera genre. One of the…

Balanced audio: benefits and varieties

Balanced audio: benefits and varieties

Balanced audio is often combined with a 3-pin XLR plug, although it can also use a TRS or Tip/Ring/Sleeve plug (mono balanced), screw terminals or other terminations…

Using ‘Synchronize’ in Premiere Pro

Using ‘Synchronize’ in Premiere Pro

The Synchronize command in Adobe Premiere Pro won’t fix audio and video out-of-sync within a video file (retiming is required for that, mostly), but it will automate…

Digital Sprockets transfers & restores classic Mexican films

Digital Sprockets transfers & restores classic Mexican films

Back in 2015, I published an article about why Digital Sprockets of México City prefers to edit video with DaVinci Resolve instead of Final Cut Pro X (link ahead…

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

Our friends from IK Multimedia in Italy have just announced the successor to the iRig Mic HD microphones, which I have reviewed previously. I wrote the word “microphones” in plural…